Why Should Children Have Chiropractic Care?

Children are not exempt from spinal problems, and problems that affect adults can begin early in life. Childbirth can place significant stress an infant’s spine and the developing nervous system. As a baby develops, lifting the head and sitting, then crawling and learning to walk are stages where micro-trauma can accumulate. All through childhood, learning to walk, run, and ride a bike, or sitting in school with poor posture puts stress on the spine.

One of the common reasons a parent seeks the care of a pediatric chiropractor is care of their child’s spine, whether after an injury, symptoms surfacing due to childhood mishaps, sports related injuries, or postural strains. Other functional issues that are seen in pediatric chiropractic offices are torticollis, nursing difficulties, and poor sleeping patterns, which can be caused by spinal restrictions. Another reason a parent may seek pediatric chiropractic care for their child is for preventative care. The same reasons an adult would benefit from care of the joints, muscles, and nerve apply to children as well!

Is Chiropractic Care Safe for Children?

Yes! A child’s spine is still developing with a lot of elasticity and is very receptive to gentle chiropractic care. Children usually just require a light pressure to the spinal joints from a pediatric chiropractor for an adjustment. The few minutes you invest in your child’s spinal checkup will help them maintain spinal health for years to come.

Can Chiropractic Cure Earaches, Asthma, or Other Medical Ailments?

When it comes to infectious disease or visceral (organ) issues, manual therapies like chiropractic should never be used as a replacement for proper treatment from your physician. However, in some cases, manual therapies may be helpful to complement your regular medical treatments. Manual therapies can often reduce pain, discomfort and stress and improve biomechanical function, sleep and quality of life.